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Anatomy of the passions

Author: François Delaporte; Todd Meyers
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
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The study of facial expression and its musculature undertaken by Guillaume-Benjamin Duchenne de Boulogne in 1862, an attempt to secure biological meaning in the natural language of the emotions, resulted in the pioneering Méchanisme du physiognomie humaine. Duchenne, who used photography to document his experiments, inspired Charles Darwin's Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872) and had a significant  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Delaporte, François, 1941-
Anatomy of the passions.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2008
(OCoLC)608482005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: François Delaporte; Todd Meyers
ISBN: 9780804758505 0804758506 9780804758512 0804758514
OCLC Number: 180982684
Description: xv, 194 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Myology --
Machinery --
Significations --
Aesthetics.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Other Titles: Anatomie des passions.
Responsibility: Franco̦is Delaporte ; translated by Susan Emanuel ; edited and foreword by Todd Meyers.
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Provides a philosophical and historical examination of expressive physiology during the mid-nineteenth century and considers the science of emotion as a means of revealing inner life upon the surface  Read more...

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"This remarkable book is exemplary of what the history of science can do for cultural and social history." - Bertand Taithe, University of Manchester"

 
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